Milda Saunders
Section of General Internal Medicine
Assistant Professor of Medicine
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BA1995Brown UniversityPublic Policy
MPH2004Johns Hopkins School of Public HealthPublic Health
MD2004University of PennsylvaniaMedicine
Residency2008University of Chicago Medical CenterInternal Medicine & Pediatrics

Academic Interests

Dr. Saunders’ broad research interests include health disparities and quality of care, particularly related to chronic kidney disease. Her work has examined how location (residence and site of care) is associated with health outcomes. She has focused her research on quality of care for patients with CKD and ESRD. She is currently exploring how patient education and shared decision-making can improve outcomes for patients with advanced chronic kidney disease.

Clinical Interests

Evaluation of Potential Living (Kidney and Liver) Donors, Care of Hospitalized Patients

Representative Publications

  1. “Neighborhood Poverty, Racial Composition and Renal Transplant Waitlist”. MR Saunders, KA Cagney, LF Ross, GC Alexander. American Journal of Transplantation. 10(8): 1912-1917. August 2010.
  2. “Neighborhood and Health Disparities.” Society of General Internal Medicine Forum. MR Saunders. 32(9):1,10. September 2009.
  3. “Turning and churning: loss of health insurance among adults in Medicaid.” MR Saunders and G. Caleb Alexander. Journal of General Internal Medicine. 24(1):133-4. January 2009.
  4. “Variation in Dialysis Quality Measures by Facility, Neighbourhood and Region”. Saunders MR and Chin, MH. Medical care 2013: 51(5), 413.
  5. "Proximity Does Not Equal Access: Racial Disparities in Access to High Quality Dialysis Facilities." Saunders MR, Lee H, Maene C, Schuble T, Cagney KA. Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities (2014): 1-9

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